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Welcome to the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program Wishlist!
19% of Alachua County's children are affected by poverty and live in food instable homes. Many of these children qualify for free and reduced meals while at school but are hungry at night and during breaks from school. The weekends prove to be very hard for these children and they are consistently showing signs of being chronically hungry as witnessed by teachers and staff at the school. The children are referred into the program and once consent is obtained from their parent or guardian, a rolling backpack of food is sent home each Friday from school for themselves and all school-age siblings in the home.
Since our program began in March of 2010, we have grown into 5 schools and are looking to expand to meet more hungry children in need. Our prospective number Food4Kids feed each weekend will be approximately 210 for a monthly total of 840 children because of the Food4Kids Backpack Program of North Florida. Our program is 100% supported by financial and in-kind donations from individuals, business',organizations and grant funding. We have been able to maintain no administration expenses as the program is run completely by volunteers in the community.
We look forward to getting more children fed and because of your support, we will be able to keep the backpacks filled and reduce the number of children experiencing hunger on the weekends.
Thank you so much for your interest in donating to our program and we look forward to getting more children off the waiting list.
"May No Child Go to Bed Hungry Because of Your Support!"
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